One of my co-workers used to work at a design school. Over the last few months, during my work's renovations and moves, I cleared out a ton of old office supplies and donated them to her old workplace. In return, she bugged them to let me know when they were doing a fashion show and maybe I could be a model?
Well, I'm 5'4" - and I've been that height for a long, long time. I've never had any dreams of modelling,and I've never considered myself that attractive, although I know I'm not ugly. Let's just say I clean up well and leave it at that. But you know? It would be really cool to be in a fashion show!
So when the casting call email came, I said, "Hell yeah!" This is what I wore.here), my chartreuse skirt (last seen here) and I swear those tights are a much closer match to the sweater in person. They always photograph blue!
I also know...I'm old. I'm wrinkly. But so what! Maybe one of the design students will want to make clothes for a curvy old chick like me. I deliberately picked this top because you can see a lot of my tattoos at the back.
here) to the casting call - they were worn all day for work. Sue and I strolled down and I changed into a pair of "model shoes":
|It's Vizzini! Coming in for a rub!|
They took my measurements (bust, waist, hips and height), took a straight-on face shot, one of me smiling, one with my number (23), and a profile shot. Then I put the shoes on, walked towards the camera, turned around and walked away. Done. "We'll call you if we decide to use you."
I know I'm not going to get called, but it was really fun to do it - and hey, you never know. Scratch one off the bucket list.
Sweater (Kenneth Cole Reaction, consignment), skirt (Noa Noa), shoes (Enzo Angiolini, thrifted), belt (Gap), bracelet (Jacob). Other shoes: Guess.
One of my other co-workers said my outfit reminded him of Poison Ivy (from Batman). That reminded me that I once dressed as Poison Ivy for Hallowe'en, about 15 years ago. Here's a blast from the past:
Turning 30 was just the cherry on top.
But I digress! I made my costume: a bunch of plastic ivy that I sewed onto a green skirt and a sheer green lace top. I glue-gunned a bunch onto hair-clips for my hair, and made wrist bands. I did all my make-up green.
Here's L in his Joker costume.
Here we are at the party:
Hope you enjoyed that little jaunt down Memory Lane!